Fire raging the historic Grand Anwar Mosque area in Addis Ababa

June 28, 2018

Huge fire reportedly raging the historic Grand Anwar Mosque in the capital’s commercial district, Merkato, according to reports on social media. An unverified video purportedly from Anwar Mosque area shared on social media shows fire blazing what appears to Anwar Mosque area.

The extent of the damage or as to what caused it is not known at this writing. What is known, based on some social media sources, is that the Mosque survived the fire as residents joined hands to prevent the fire from reaching the Mosque.

Video credit: Nebiyu Sirak.

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